Dialogue in the Dark (located in Bukchon) is an awareness raising exhibition. It was created in 1988 by Andreas Heinecke as a result of a life-long search for answers to the question, “On what ground do we judge people and feel inferior or superior?” Once inside, you will be stripped of all possible lighting devices (phones, watches, etc.) and will be ‘blind’ for 100 minutes. You will listen to the directions of the ‘road master’ and utilize a white cane to navigate rooms of different themes; leaves, forest, using wind to rotate a sailboat in the right direction, matching smell and touch with places and objects, etc. Dialogue in the Dark isn’t just about being blind; it’s an experience that will indulge yourself in all your other senses. For safety issues, only visitors between the age of 9 to 70 are allowed, with a recommended consultation for those who suffer from claustrophobia. You must make a reservation before (required for English tours) with a group limit of 8 people. “Switch off the sight, Switch on the insight” at Dialogue in the Dark.
The New Year offers an opportunity to reboot after all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays. From a simple nap and salt therapy to a near death experience, these places can provide a sense of rejuvenation, rebirth or simply, nice hangover remedies.